Dismiss Notice

Welcome To CK5!

Registering is free and easy! Hope to see you on the forums soon.

Score a FREE t-shirt and membership sticker when you sign up for a Premium Membership and choose the recurring plan.

Propane??

Discussion in '1982-Present GM Diesel' started by smprider112, Aug 30, 2004.

  1. smprider112

    smprider112 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    May 1, 2004
    Posts:
    624
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Beaverton,Oregon
    has anyone gone the route of propane injecting there diesels?? I have read about it, and it seems like a pretty descent bolt on since it enables yer diesel to use ALL the fuel it is given instead of the 85% they claim it uses...so Im just wondering is this a worthwile upgrade? and is it reliable??
     
  2. kennyw

    kennyw N9PHW Premium Member

    Joined:
    Jun 9, 2002
    Posts:
    13,224
    Likes Received:
    94
    Location:
    Stevens Pass Highway, WA
    I have heard it is worthwhile, but only on a turbo charged engine /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
  3. smprider112

    smprider112 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    May 1, 2004
    Posts:
    624
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Beaverton,Oregon
    ok...nobody has ANY info on this /forums/images/graemlins/dunno.gif /forums/images/graemlins/dunno.gif /forums/images/graemlins/whistling.gif
     
  4. bigblock454

    bigblock454 Clack Clack Clack Premium Member

    Joined:
    Jun 18, 2002
    Posts:
    546
    Likes Received:
    16
    Location:
    Terre Haute IN
    As stated propane will actually reduce performance/efficiency if used without a turbo. In a NA configuration the engine is already starving for oxygen, adding Propane simply makes this condition worse.
     
  5. arveetek

    arveetek 1/2 ton status

    Joined:
    Mar 1, 2002
    Posts:
    722
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Granby, MIssouri, USA
    Well, that's what I have always thought, but..... /forums/images/graemlins/whistling.gif

    I'm waiting for Dr. Lee Swanger's latest article to be published on TheDieselPage.com. He's running a tricked-out 6.5L N/A with propane AND Nitrous! He hasn't given many details yet, but just basically said wait for the article and it will explain it all.

    Basically, he's doing the same thing as a turbocharger, only doing it chemically.

    Casey
     
  6. imiceman44

    imiceman44 1 ton status

    Joined:
    Aug 5, 2002
    Posts:
    15,160
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    Sacramento, CA
    [ QUOTE ]
    Well, that's what I have always thought, but..... /forums/images/graemlins/whistling.gif

    I'm waiting for Dr. Lee Swanger's latest article to be published on TheDieselPage.com. He's running a tricked-out 6.5L N/A with propane AND Nitrous! He hasn't given many details yet, but just basically said wait for the article and it will explain it all.

    Basically, he's doing the same thing as a turbocharger, only doing it chemically.

    Casey

    [/ QUOTE ]

    I was going to say this. /forums/images/graemlins/whistling.gif
    You need more oxygen but you also need to get the propane in the chamber, with a Turbo it's much easier since all you have to do is have the propane seep into the air cleaner.
    With the nitrous you would have to spary it inside Iguess.
    I have a link for the turbo setup with propane, I can link it here, it's in an old CK5 post I asked a couple of years ago.
    /forums/images/graemlins/peace.gif
    I haven't had the time to install it yet but I will this winter.
    /forums/images/graemlins/dunno.gif
     
  7. imiceman44

    imiceman44 1 ton status

    Joined:
    Aug 5, 2002
    Posts:
    15,160
    Likes Received:
    1
    Location:
    Sacramento, CA
    propane injection

    Here is the post, someone answered with a very good write up. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     

Share This Page